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Insuring a Cat D car - a complete guide

May 10, 2018 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Insuring a Cat D car – a complete guideBuying a category D car can be a great way to save money, as long as you know what you’re doing. A lot of people don’t even know what a cat D car is, nevermind how to go about insuring one. So let us help… What is a cat D car? ‘Cat D’ is short for category D, which is one of four categories a car is placed in by insurance companies when it has been written off (or deemed a ‘total loss’ in insurance company speak). The…

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New MOT rules will make it even harder for vehicles to pass

May 1, 2018 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

New MOT rules will make it even harder for vehicles to passDefects will now be listed under three new categories: Dangerous, Major and Minor, and new emissions tests for diesel cars will make it harder for them to pass their MOT. New MOT regulations are set to come into force this month, in the first major update to the rules in five years. The changes to the MOT rules means this it will be more difficult for vehicles to pass the test – particularly diesel vehicles, which will face tougher…

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Smart cars and Mini's are the most likely cars to get vandalised - new claims study finds

April 26, 2018 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Smart cars and Mini’s are the most likely cars to get vandalised – new claims study findsNew analysis of claims data by insurance company Churchill reveals ‘microcars’ are the most likely to be targeted by vandals. Car insurance company Churchill has revealed the top 10 car brands that are most likely to be vandalised by analysing claims data from the past four years (2013 – 2017). The results of the study show that when it comes to criminal damage to cars, size really…

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New drivers could save up to £800 on car insurance by adding a parent as a named driver

April 24, 2018 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

New drivers could save up to £800 on car insurance by adding a parent as a named driverAdding a more experienced driver, such as a parent, can significantly reduce the cost of car insurance for new and young drivers. Despite the recent news that car insurance prices have fallen for the first time in three years, young and new drivers still face sky-high premiums to insure their first cars. This is because they are deemed to be high risk drivers that are more likely to make a claim –…

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Female car ownership at its highest level ever - rising by 21% in the past 10 years

April 17, 2018 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Female car ownership at its highest level ever – rising by 21% in the past 10 yearsNew data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) shows there are more female car owners than ever before – despite many women saying they feel excluded by the motor industry. New figures released this week show that female car ownership is at an all time high. At the end of last year, 11.8 women were registered owners of vehicles in the UK – an increase of 21% compared with 2017,…

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The cost of car insurance falls for the first time in three years after crackdown on whiplash claims

April 16, 2018 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

The cost of car insurance falls for the first time in three years after crackdown on whiplash claims A new study has found that the average cost of car insurance has fallen for the first time since 2014, although premiums remain higher than they were two years ago. New research covering the first quarter of 2018 has found welcome news for UK motorists – the average cost of car insurance has fallen for the first time in three years. Comparison website Confused.com found that car insurance…

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Complete Guide to Car Leasing | Car Leases Explained

March 8, 2018 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Car leasing explained – your complete guide to leasing a car Car leasing is increasingly becoming the most popular way for UK drivers to have a new or nearly-new car, with more than a million cars bought on lease or finance deals in the past year. If you want to know more about leasing a car, read our guide below... When you’re looking for a new car there are a lot of decisions you have to make. As well as actually what car you want to have, you also need to think about how you are going…

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Black boxes in cars are being used by insurers to stop fraudulent claims

January 29, 2018 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Black boxes in cars are being used by insurers to stop fraudulent claimsCar insurance companies are turning to black box data to help catch-out fraudsters and reduce the amount of bogus claims.  Car insurers are using data from black boxes to help catch those making fraudulent car insurance claims. Telematics boxes are used primarily to provide ‘pay as you go’ insurance premiums, as they analyse how motorists drive (speed, acceleration, braking, cornering, time of journey etc…)…

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Best car scrappage schemes 2019

January 13, 2018 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Best car scrappage schemes 2019 Car brands offer scrappage schemes that provide discounts when you trade in your old car for a new model. We look at which car scrappage schemes offer the best value for money in 2019. Is it time you sent your old car to the scrap heap? A car scrappage scheme allows you to trade in your old car and get a discount to buy a new, more fuel efficient model. The government car scrappage scheme is yet to be fully revealed, but last year most of the major car manufacturers…

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Van insurance groups explained

January 13, 2018 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Van insurance groups explainedThe amount you pay for van insurance can depend on a lot of different factors. One of the most important of these is what insurance group your van is in. Below we explain everything you need to know about van insurance groups. For more information, visit our van insurance page Van insurance groups are set by a governing panel that includes members of the Association of British Insurers (ABI), and are very important when it comes to how much van insurance premiums…

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